999 FPUS51 KBTV 270852 ZFPVT ZONE FORECASTS FOR VERMONT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY 352 AM EST SUN DEC 27 1998 VTZ001-002-005-009-272000- GRAND ISLE-FRANKLIN-CHITTENDEN-ADDISON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ST ALBANS...BURLINGTON...SOUTH BURLINGTON... WINOOSKI...VERGENNES NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY 352 AM EST SUN DEC 27 1998 .TODAY...MORNING SUN FOLLOWED BY INCREASING CLOUDS DURING THE AFTERNOON. HIGH 30 TO 35. WIND BECOMING SOUTH AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH. .TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY AND WINDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW AROUND 30. SOUTH WIND INCREASING TO 15 TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 50 PERCENT. .MONDAY...CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY...OTHERWISE MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH OCCASIONAL FLURRIES. HIGH NEAR 40. CHANCE OF SNOW 30 PERCENT. $$ VTZ003-004-006>008-010-272000- ORLEANS-ESSEX-LAMOILLE-CALEDONIA-WASHINGTON-ORANGE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEWPORT...BARRE...MONTPELIER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY 352 AM EST SUN DEC 27 1998 .TODAY...A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS. HIGH AROUND 30. LIGHT WIND BECOMING SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH. .TONIGHT...BECOMING CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION 1 TO 3 INCHES. LOW 15 TO 25. SOUTH WIND INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 60 PERCENT. .MONDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGH 35 TO 40. CHANCE OF SNOW 30 PERCENT. $$ VTZ011>014-272000- RUTLAND-WINDSOR-BENNINGTON-WINDHAM- INCLUDING THE CITY OF...RUTLAND NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY 352 AM EST SUN DEC 27 1998 .EARLY THIS MORNING...VARIABLE CLOUDS WITH SCATTERED FLURRIES. .TODAY...MORNING SUN GIVING WAY TO INCREASING AFTERNOON CLOUDS. HIGH 30 TO 35. WIND BECOMING SOUTH AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH. .TONIGHT...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW 20 TO 25. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 30 PERCENT. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED FLURRIES. HIGH NEAR 40. $$ QUINLAN National Weather Service _________________________________________________________________ FXUS61 KBTV 270734 AFDBTV AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT 230 AM EST SUN DEC 27 1998 SKIES STARTING TO CLEAR ACROSS MOST OF FCST AREA AS SHRTWV MOVES E OF AREA. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRES WILL BUILD INTO TODAY AND SKIES SHOULD START OUT AS SUNNY OR MOSTLY SUNNY...WITH INCREASING CLDS THIS AFTN. SAT LOOP SHOWING CLDS STARTING TO CLEAR OUT OF NE KINGDOM...EXCEPT OVR THE HIGHER TERRAIN. TONIGHT...NEXT SHRTWV APPROACHES AREA WITH ANOTHER CHANCE OF FLURRIES OR LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. MODELS SHOW BEST PVA WITH THIS NEXT SYSTEM WILL BE NORTH OF FCST AREA ACROSS CANADA. SO WOULD EXPECT ANY SNOW WITH THIS SYSTEM TO BE NO MORE THAN A DUSTING IN CHAMPLAIN VLY AND POSSIBLE UP TO AN INCH OVR THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF VT. WITH SW WINDS TONIGHT OVR NY STATE LK EFFECT SNOWS COULD GET GOING AGAIN TONIGHT ACROSS ADIRONDACKS AND ST LAWRENCE VLY...AND THIS IS PROBABLY THE BEST AREA THAT MAY SEE SOME MEASURABLE SNOW TONIGHT. MONDAY...SNOW SHOULD TAPER OFF TO FLURRIES MONDAY MORNING...WITH SKIES REMAINING MOSTLY CLOUDY. FWC MOS TEMPS LOOK REASONABLE...EXCEPT MAX TEMPS ON MON LOOK HIGH. WOULD FAVOR GOING 35 TO 40 FOR HIGHS ON MON DUE TO CLD COVER. WGH NNNN _________________________________________________________________ This data is from the IWIN (Interactive Weather Information Network) References 1. http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/main.html 999 ASUS51 KALB 261408 SWRVT VERMONT STATE HOURLY WEATHER ROUNDUP NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT 900 AM EST SAT DEC 26 1998 CITY SKY/WX TEMP DEWPT RH WIND PRES REMARKS VTZ001>014-261500- .... VERMONT .... BURLINGTON CLOUDY 25 9 50 S16 30.14F WCI 1 MONTPELIER CLOUDY 21 9 59 S10 30.18S WCI 5 RUTLAND MOCLDY 18 10 70 CALM 30.16S ST JOHNSBURY N/A 17 11 77 CALM 30.18S SPRINGFIELD MOCLDY 12 8 84 CALM 30.24S MORRISVILLE CLOUDY 21 11 65 SE5 30.15S WCI 17 BENNINGTON PTCLDY 17 10 73 CALM 30.19S .......... KEY .......... WCI - WIND CHILL INDEX VSB - VISIBILITY IN MILES HX - HEAT INDEX FAIR- INDICATES FEW OR NO CLOUDS BELOW 12,000 FEET, WITH NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AND/OR OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY $$ _LSC WEATHER CENTER FORECAST 5:00 PM, Wednesday December 16, 1998 STUDENT METEOROLOGIST: Michael Abair_ _** The latest forecast for Northeast & North Central Vermont** ** The area bounded by Waterbury, St. Johnsbury, and Newport**_ _ Wednesday Night: Skies will be cloudy through the evening with sprinkles or flurries. Light snow will be developing after midnight, so watch out on the roadways if you will be driving late tonight. Lows will range from 23 in Newport to 28 in St. Johnsbury. Winds will east at 5 MPH. Thursday: Be careful as you travel to work as light snow in the morning will be tapering to flurries or snowshowers. Accumulations will range from 1 inch in the valleys to 3 inches, especially north of Sheffield. Highs will reach between 30 and 35 degrees, and winds will be northwest at 5 MPH. Thursday Night: Skies will be cloudy with light snow through the overnight hours. An additional inch accumulation is possible overnight. You might have to throw another log on the fire as temperatures drop to 15 degrees in the isolated areas such as Granby to around 20 in Lyndonville. Winds will be northwest at 5 MPH. Friday: When you head out there won't be too much snow to brush off, but you might have to scrape the ice off the windshield as cloudy skies will continue with a chance of a flurry. Highs will range from 25 degrees in Danville to 30 in St. Johnsbury. Winds will continue from the northwest at 5-10 MPH. Extended Forecast Saturday: Chance of snow. Highs in the upper 20's with a low around 20. Sunday: Partly Sunny. Highs in the mid 20's with lows in the teens. Monday: Chance of snow, again. Highs around 30 with low's in the teens. Forecast Discussion For you snow lovers out there I am happy to write this forecast for you. For people who don't like snow, well, it's winter, it had to happen at some point. I know that for the Northeast Kingdom winters are usually harsh with a lot of snow and cold temperatures, and that a few inches shouldn't be that big of a deal. However, considering what we have had so far, which are mild temperatures and little amounts of snowfall, this is a big event. Nonetheless, we will see some snow piling up on the ground through the course of Thursday and Thursday night as the "Alberta Clipper" passes over the region, however, temperatures will remain rather steady through the period with highs around 30 and lows in the 20's. The next chance chance for snow is another "Alberta Clipper" that will pass over the region on Saturday. A high pressure will then move over the region for Sunday, allowing for the clouds to break up and give us a glimpse of the sun, before another possible snow event comes back into the picture on Monday.